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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 19-154

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 5, 2019
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    Traffic Fatality

    Driver suffered fatal injuries in single vehicle traffic crash.
    • Friday
    • April 5, 2019
    • Time: 2:30 AM
    • Lakewood Drive
    • Brandon

    Vehicle:

    2003 Jeep Liberty

    Deceased:

    Jeffrey Mark Scott
    White Male
    DOB: 01/31/1966

    Details:

    A Dover man died early Friday morning following a traffic crash in Brandon. Around 2:30 a.m. on Friday, April 5, the driver of a 2003 Jeep Liberty was traveling northbound on Lakewood Drive in Brandon.  Just north of the railroad tracks at White Dove Court, the driver went off of the east side of the roadway and overcorrected to the left. The Jeep crossed both lanes of traffic and struck a Frontier Communications pole and a tree.  The Jeep caught fire, and the driver died at the scene. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded, and once the fire was put out, they confirmed there was a body in the Jeep.  The driver was later identified as Jeffrey Scott, 53, of Dover. His next of kin has been notified. The roadway was closed for pole repair until approximately 7 a.m. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash, however, confirmation is pending toxicology result.
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